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    Would you rather (WIS edition)

    The game is simple. Post a scenario (A or B), the next poster picks the better option and posts a scenario of his/her own.

    I'll start:

    Would you rather:

    A) Get a free $US100K to spend on watches (selling prohibited)
    B) Get a free $US50K to spend on a car (selling permitted)
    I'm content with my watch collection

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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    The game is simple. Post a scenario (A or B), the next poster picks the better option and posts a scenario of his/her own.

    I'll start:

    Would you rather:

    A) Get a free $US100K to spend on watches (selling prohibited)
    B) Get a free $US50K to spend on a car (selling permitted)
    Definitely A.

    Would you rather have:

    A) All vintage watches (~3-5 watches)
    B) All modern watches (~3-5 watches)

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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by mn85 View Post
    Definitely A.

    Would you rather have:

    A) All vintage watches (~3-5 watches)
    B) All modern watches (~3-5 watches)
    Im a newbie so I like B!


    Would you rather have:

    A) a lifetime warranty and service on a watch purchase
    B) an all paid Baselworld vacation
    Last edited by Aquaaiea; January 6th, 2013 at 08:58.

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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaaiea View Post
    A) a lifetime warranty on a watch purchase
    B) an all paid Baselworld vacation
    My local JLC AD was offering (A) with service provided by their in-house watchmaker as a recent holiday promotion. The Rolex boutique was touting a 4 year factory warranty (instead of the usual 2 year warranty), but I found that it didn't cover routine maintenance. A lifetime warranty doesn't really mean much if it doesn't cover routine maintenance, for example Rotary has a lifetime warranty but it requires you to perform a factory service their watch on a regular schedule at an exorbitant price.

    As for the Baselworld vacation, it would depend if it included trade level access to the exhibits, i.e., will they let you try on the watches, as opposed to just looking at them in the display cases.


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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    Where I live. Definitely (A).

    - In NYC area, from my experience. Many my friends bought luxury cars like BMW, Benz, Lexus...etc. Within first week or month. Many their car exterior parts have been removed. More than 5 got scratched by people's key or knife all around. One got his back wind shield smashed. Two got side window smashed and stereo got stolen. These are friend reported from different neighborhood. Manhattan, Queens or Brooklyn, even neighborhood I thought was safe. Simply its not about they have their own garage or not. Simply parking on street for dinner or visit friends, there are risk like that.
    - Car depreciate value way quickly than watch. 15yr a car vs 15yr a watch.
    - Car need insurance. Car need gas. Car need service. Sometimes you do get tickets. Watch only need service.
    - Car put life in higher risk. Even if you don't hit people, people might hit you. Accidents happen and sometimes there is no 2nd chance. Watch...not often your life will be at risk encounter someone try to mug you. If that happen, most likely they just want money or your watch.

    100K a watch will be a top tier piece of art in Horology. 50K a car is not so top tier driving machine. I'll pick up a Patek as a heirloom.
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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    Come on guys, don't break the sequence. You choose A or B from the poster above and make your own scenario.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaaiea View Post
    Im a newbie so I like B!


    Would you rather have:

    A) a lifetime warranty and service on a watch purchase
    B) an all paid Baselworld vacation
    A for sure. I'd buy a Blancpain and it would feel great owning it expense free.

    Would you rather:

    A) Incur an investment loss of $US5000
    B) Be forced to buy a solid gold Invicta for $US5000 and not be able to sell it
    I'm content with my watch collection

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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    Come on guys, don't break the sequence. You choose A or B from the poster above and make your own scenario.



    A for sure. I'd buy a Blancpain and it would feel great owning it expense free.

    Would you rather:

    A) Incur an investment loss of $US5000
    B) Be forced to buy a solid gold Invicta for $US5000 and not be able to sell it
    B,at least I can sell the "gold" case and bracelet,remove the movt,crystal and melt the gold (after all I'm a goldsmith..)

    If you are given a budget of $10-12K,which watch movement would you go for:
    A. 8 days handwound GMT (something like Pam 233)
    B. 5 days auto time only (something like BP FF)
    C. Quartz with precious metal case and diamonds (like Franck Muller or Hermes)
    Please note,the watch model are given only as an example

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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by Synequano View Post
    B,at least I can sell the "gold" case and bracelet,remove the movt,crystal and melt the gold (after all I'm a goldsmith..)

    If you are given a budget of $10-12K,which watch movement would you go for:
    A. 8 days handwound GMT (something like Pam 233)
    B. 5 days auto time only (something like BP FF)
    C. Quartz with precious metal case and diamonds (like Franck Muller or Hermes)
    Please note,the watch model are given only as an example
    B - I have no need for a GMT, and auto is nice.

    Would you rather:

    a) Have 3 watches from your favourite brand's line-up
    b) Have your favourite manufacturer design and build you one watch exactly as you'd like it
    Example if you would

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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    A, the only brand that contains 3 or more models I really like is Grand Seiko.



    Would you rather:

    A) Win 2 million USD but give away all your watches and never buy another watch for life.
    B) Get $100,000 spending money for watches.
    I'm content with my watch collection

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    Re: Would you rather (WIS edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by WnS View Post
    A, the only brand that contains 3 or more models I really like is Grand Seiko.



    Would you rather:

    A) Win 2 million USD but give away all your watches and never buy another watch for life.
    B) Get $100,000 spending money for watches.
    I choose B
    Would you then:
    A) Tell your wife that you chose $100,000 of watches rather than 2million cash
    B) Keep your mouth shut
    Last edited by complicated_; January 6th, 2013 at 14:11.
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